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Published on: 17 January 2020

Fruytier Lawyers in Business practice expands

Fruytier Lawyers in Business strengthens its team with Bert Gravendeel and Bart Roelink, two experienced attorneys. Through this collaboration the law office strengthens its position within the legal areas of intellectual property, IT law, and employment law. By adding these two experienced attorneys to its team, Fruytier Lawyers in Business also adds dozens of years of experience. The team of Fruytier Lawyers in Business currently consists of 15 professionals, including nine attorneys.

IT and Intellectual Property

Bert Gravendeel has more than thirty years of experience in the field of Intellectual Property and IT law. He litigates on these subjects on a regular basis. These litigations involve confusion, derivation, deceptive trademarks, trademark rights, design rights, and copyrights. It also concerns databank (big data/privacy) breaches, knowhow, patent law, and slavish imitation. In short, fair competition. Pro-active trademark and design protection are also covered. One of Bert’s strengths is being able to promptly perform research, analysis and develop a legal approach. IT liability, intellectual property and software license agreements fall under his expertise as well. Bert has been an independent attorney since 2003. Prior to that he worked at Landwell Attorneys (currently Van Doorne Attorneys), amongst other. Bert also worked as an in-house lawyer with two multinational companies. He feels just as home with SMEs as with a large corporation. He is a member of VIEPA (the organization for intellectual property litigators) and BMM (the Benelux organization for trademarks and designs). Bert graduated from the Grotius Academy for IT and Telecommunication law. With all this experience “navigating intellectual property and IT law remains an art”, Bert says. “Me joining Fruytier Lawyers means a significant addition with legal expertise that is relevant for our entrepreneurial clients.”

Focus on manufacturing

Bart Roelink has been working as an independent attorney for SMEs for more than 30 years. He has been a sounding board and advisor to managements of small to very big companies in various sectors. Bart knows a lot about technology and is therefore able to really understand the technical and industrial problems clients are faced with and to translate these into legal questions to put in front of the judge. It is therefore not a surprise that many of his customers are in the field of manufacturing. Bart loves water sports in his spare time and has a considerable number of clients in the nautical sector. His clients praise his sharp analyses and commitment.

Marcel Fruytier (partner)
Marcel Fruytier (partner)

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